Portfiles with fetch.type git ... can one add arguments to git?

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at macports.org
Thu Sep 4 12:15:19 PDT 2014

On Sep 4, 2014, at 2:46 PM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Interesting. What I have in mind is a workflow that would be practical with the work we're currently doing on KDE/MacPorts. Here it would make sense at least for developers to build and rebuild ports from a local git copy, in order to be able to commit changes back to the repo, or file KDE's Review Requests. I'd just do a port configure once and then move the "checkout" to somewhere in my own space, with a symlink in MacPort's build/work directory. That's what I do when tweaking things in a stable release out of a tarball, but with git ports that would also expose patches that are MacPorts specific or not of interest to "upstream". 
> So I'm not really thinking of interrupted phases, more about doing certain phases again in an incremental fashion.

I'm not sure I understand the workflow you just described, but you can certainly run phases manually, and MacPorts will try to pick up where you left off. For example, you could run "port configure" to build a port up through the configure phase, mess around in the build tree if you desire, and then "port build" or "port destroot" to proceed with the actual build.


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